2012/2/7 ahmed samir <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Dear All,
> I have been using Ubuntu 10.04 for more than one year now with absolutely no
> problems but I recently bought the new dell xps 14z and installed Ubuntu
> 10.04 to it.
> The problem is I can't connect to the internet in any way (wireless or wired
> connection). This means that no wireless networks are detected (I can't even
> switch wireless on and off Â*by right clicking on the network icon on the top
> right). I also can't connect by plugging in a cable because the cable is not
> detected when plugged in. I thought this was because this new network card
> is not automatically installed on this version of Â*Ubuntu (like I probably
> had with my old laptop). I tried installing the driver from the dell website
> but they only offer windows support (only found ".exe" driver files there).
> Is there a way to install the driver on Ubuntu or do I have to install the
> latest Ubuntu release and hope this solves the problem ? Â*Internet is
> functioning perfectly on windows 7 on the same machine.
> I will REALLY appreciate anyone's help
Thank you for your time.
It doesn't work if you plug an Ethernet cable in, either?
If not, try a USB network adapter, or even a PCMCIA or Cardbus one. If
you can get online via any of those, then you can update the machine &
very probably the onboard network ports will start working.
If the default update does not work, then try installing one of the
newer backported kernels - there are Maverick (2.6.35-x), Natty
(2.6.38-x) & Oneiric (3.0.0-x) kernels in the repos. One of them will
surely get it working.
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